CAUTION: Knitting Ahead

Being a mother of young children, my knitting takes place in tiny windows of free time throughout my day. I knit a few rows here and there between kissing owies and changing diapers. Often, I will settle myself on the couch with my knitting only to have to jump up again minutes later to referee a fight or take The Munchkin potty (and while I am up, I will throw in a load of laundry or bake some bread…). Such is the life of a knitter with a house full of blessings (aka – kids). All this is fine and good, but I wonder how safe it is when I return to my knitting and discover that I left it on the couch like this:

Now, I suppose this might be okay if my house was filled with sane people who saw the couch before they calmly sat on it.

My house is not that house.

No, my house is filled with people who take a flying leap at the couch, seeing nothing at all, landing on head or back or whatever part is lowest after the crazy flip they just executed, while letting out blood curdling screams (or explosive sound effects if we are talking about The Boy).

Perhaps I should start leaving my knitting on a table instead….

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3 thoughts on “CAUTION: Knitting Ahead

  1. Wow! Your socks are almost done! Don’t you just love that pattern? It is so lovely.

    Yes, knitting needles can be a small disaster waiting to happen. I always tell the kids to PAY ATTENTION when they try to sit in *my* chair! Lol!

  2. I leave my knitting on the couch, too and have sat down on it myself. DPNs hurt! I’m looking for a nice basket I can drop my knitting into so I don’t have anymore accidental pokes to the posterior.
    This would also help corral my knitting passion when my house is full of grandchildren or unsuspecting guests, too.
    Beautiful socks BTW.

  3. Beautiful socks! Yes…. gone are the days when I could just leave my knitting anywhere… ack!

    … oh wow…you made me realize how many days it’s been since I picked up the needles!

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